a punto
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a punto(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (at the desired state)
a. ready
Si está todo a punto, vamos.If everything's ready, let's go.
b. ripe (fruit)
¿Cómo sabes si un melón está a punto?How do you know when a melon is ripe?
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Hay que poner a punto ese motor.That engine needs tuning.
Recientemente, pusimos a punto la técnica que veníamos empleando desde hace tiempo.We recently optimized the technique we've been using for a long time.
2. (at the appropriate time)
a. at the right moment
Llegó justo a punto para despedirla.He came just at the right moment to see her off.
3. (culinary)
a. medium
El bife me gusta a punto.I like my steak medium.
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